Huntington University to host all-star baseball games

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2007-06-11
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University is playing host to the 2007 North-South high school baseball all-star games July 12-14.

There will be a 4 p.m. doubleheader July 13 and a noon game July 14. All games will be played at Forest Glen Park on Huntington’s campus. A total of 50 All-Stars, eight coaches and two trainers will be a part of the event.

“The Foresters are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to having all the 2007 All-Stars and their families onto our campus for this great weekend,” said Nate Perry, assistant baseball coach for the university. “In addition, we’re pleased to host the ‘Junior Showcase,’ an invitation-only scouting day for the class of 2008.”

A weekend pass is $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. A single daily pass is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. Passes will be available at Forest Glen Park the weekend of the event.

This is the second time that Huntington University will host the all-star games; the first time was in 1992. The event is organized by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association, and the university will be assisted in the activities by Huntington North High School.

At 7:30 p.m. on July 12, all-star games organizers will host a banquet in Huntington University’s Habecker Dining Commons, featuring Russ Isaacs as speaker. Tickets are $30 per person, and attendees need to RSVP by July 5 to Cynthia Buff in the university’s Athletic Department by calling (260) 359-4212.

Russ Isaacs has served as head coach of the Fort Wayne Snider High School football program since 1991. Within a year in this role, he had led Snider to a state title and earned honors as State Coach of the Year.

In 16 seasons, Isaacs has accumulated an astounding 172-28 record and nine Summit Athletic Conference titles, 11 Sectional, seven Regional, three Semi-State titles, two State runner-up titles and one state championship. He has coached 101 All-Conference athletes and 47 all-state selections. In 2004, Isaacs was inducted into the Huntington University Hall of Fame for his coaching success. In 1997, Isaacs earned the privilege of coaching the Indiana Football Coaches Association North-South high school all-star games, an organization for which he served on the board of directors from 1995-98, and as president in 1997-98. He is currently the chairman of the ethics committee for IFCA.

For more information about the 2007 North-South high school baseball all-star games, log on to the event Web site or contact Nate Perry at (260) 359-4019.

Indiana High School
33rd North/South All-Star Series

Weekend Schedule

July 12
Forest Glen Park
Junior Showcase, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
North Workout, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
South Workout, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Habecker Dining Commons
All-Star Banquet and Awards, 7:30 p.m.

July 13
Forest Glen Park (nine-inning games)
North/South Series game 1, 4 p.m.
North/South Series game 2, 7 p.m.

July 14
Forest Glen Park (nine-inning game)
North/South Series game 3, noon


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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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